The first table below looks at the demand for the Middleware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Engineer
Rank 576 546 568
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Engineer 12 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.033% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.036% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 9
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£469 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £440 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £463 £310
% change year-on-year
-30.81% +49.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Middleware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 12 £469 +1.35% 1
London +20 7 £500 -
City of London +17 3 £500 -
South East -19 3 £320 -32.63%
Hampshire -7 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Middleware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Middleware
2 21 (67.74%) WebLogic
3 18 (58.06%) Oracle
3 18 (58.06%) Linux
4 15 (48.39%) Solaris
5 14 (45.16%) UNIX
6 12 (38.71%) Apache
6 12 (38.71%) Finance
7 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
7 11 (35.48%) SOA
7 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
8 9 (29.03%) HTTP
8 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
8 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
8 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (22.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
9 7 (22.58%) JBoss
9 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
10 6 (19.35%) Python
11 5 (16.13%) ITIL
11 5 (16.13%) Ant
11 5 (16.13%) C++
11 5 (16.13%) Java
11 5 (16.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (16.13%) IBM
11 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (16.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (16.13%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (12.90%) Oracle Service Bus

Middleware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (67.74%) WebLogic
2 12 (38.71%) Apache
3 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
4 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (6.45%) GlassFish
7 2 (6.45%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (6.45%) Documaker
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (3.23%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) HTTP
2 2 (6.45%) DVB
2 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
2 2 (6.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQLPlus
2 1 (3.23%) SQLite
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Ant
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.23%) JDeveloper
3 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) Trac
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Billing
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) Middleware
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (12.90%) J2EE
4 3 (9.68%) POSIX
5 2 (6.45%) WebCenter
5 2 (6.45%) JMS
5 2 (6.45%) JDBC
5 2 (6.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) XSD
6 1 (3.23%) XSLT
6 1 (3.23%) SOAP
6 1 (3.23%) .NET
6 1 (3.23%) HTML
6 1 (3.23%) WSDL
6 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
6 1 (3.23%) JAXP
6 1 (3.23%) JAXB
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) PKI
2 3 (9.68%) DTV
2 3 (9.68%) STB
2 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.45%) DataPower
4 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.23%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Solaris
3 14 (45.16%) UNIX
4 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) SOA
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) Revenue Management
4 2 (6.45%) TDD
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) Content Management
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Release Management
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
1 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
2 6 (19.35%) Python
3 5 (16.13%) C++
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) C
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.45%) Jython
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.23%) Control-M
3 1 (3.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Oracle
2 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
3 7 (22.58%) JBoss
4 5 (16.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Siebel
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Informatica
5 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) 29West